Welcome to Scott Montgomery: Alberta CBR Collaborative Practicum Student

Scott is a Social Work Diploma student at Mount Royal University. After completing high school in his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario, Scott moved to Toronto to study Theatre at Ryerson University. On evenings and weekends he played bass in folk and country music bands to fund his education.  After ten years in the music and theatre business, he became interested in addiction and mental health as he observed many friends and colleagues struggle to cope with the stress of life in the limelight. Scott began volunteering at various social service agencies before moving to Calgary in 2012. Scott is currently employed as a Team Lead in the Detox program at Calgary Alpha House, as well as working for Calgary John Howard Society assisting federal parolees as they prepare to re-enter society. Professionally, he remains interested primarily in addictions, and issues affecting chronically homeless individuals suffering from drug and alcohol dependency. Scott also enjoys studying gender issues, and the role of masculinity in today’s society. He is very excited to be completing his practicum with REACH, and hopes to learn more about the role of front line social workers in fighting stigma and oppression as experienced by service users living with HIV/AIDS. Upon completion of his diploma, Scott plans on pursuing his BSW and MSW.

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